Coffee Scrub // Clean Living

Today's post counts as a coffee diaries post as well! Coffee scrubs are a great way to start your morning off with a boost of energy. The caffeine in the coffee grounds exfoliate your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite, while the coconut oil and honey make your skin extra soft.

1/4 cup organic coffee grounds 
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp honey
5-10 drops vanilla essential oil *optional

Begin by melting the oil over the stove top. Once completely melted, remove from the stove and stir in essential oil and honey. Next, add in the coffee grounds. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.

To use, scoop a small handful and exfoliate by gently massaging it into your skin. Rinse with warm water. 


  1. I found your blog through A Beautiful Mess, and I'm SO glad I did. I've been writing my musings for years, but haven't really immersed myself in the Blogger community. I love your style + photography. You have a new follower in me! :) :) xoxo

  2. Oh my goodness I can't imagine how great this smells...

  3. I'm in need of a great scrub because my skin looks very dry. In addition to drinking more water, a fabulous scrub will definitely help.

  4. I am currently using Frank Scrub and it's amazing. I want to make my own though! It just smells so good

    1. I JUST ordered Frank coffee scrub yesterday! I love the smell of coffee grounds. It reminds me of pairing it with yummy sweets like brownies!
      I guess when the scrub I ordered runs out, I'll just make my own with the homemade recipe! :)

  5. Such beautiful photography!

    I can only imagine how good this would smell, definitely something to try out sometime soon.

  6. I can just imagine how amazing this must smell. Thanks for sharing.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

  7. Suddenly I know what I'll be doing today. Thank you for the awesome idea!


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  9. Hi Kinsey,
    Do you think I could use spent coffee grounds?

  10. oooh! I love this! Coffee in exfoliaters are great! Especially in the morning. mmm!


  11. Amazing recipe! I will be sure to try it. I love the benefits of natural, 'everyday', products! (: Looking forward to more.

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    A stylist, foodie, & writer's blog in development.

  12. I love coffee scrubs! They smell amazing and is great for the skin. I like making my own - very similar to your recipe, but never tried adding vanilla essential oil. Going to try that out next time! Thanks! x

  13. This looks wonderful. I usually do another Cellulite Busting scrub that uses coffee grounds that I love but I definitely will have to try this one! Thanks for your beautiful pictures and the recipe!

  14. I literally just whipped up a batch of this on the stove with the morning's coffee grounds! Do you think it'll still work since the grounds have been used? I can't wait to try it out. I've been holding off on purchasing a more high-end "natural" scrub, so I have high hopes for this recipe. Thanks! - a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!

  15. Why is the smell of coffee so seductive and alluring?! It's seriously the best thing ever. Maybe better than sex. . . maybe. Love your blog!


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